We present a detailed analysis of the structure of strongly focused, radially polarized electromagnetic fields. The existence of phase singularities and their creation and annihilation are demonstrated.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
T. D. Visser and D. W. Diehl, "Phase Singularities in Strongly Focused, Radially Polarized Fields," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper FThW2.
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